Eight DGS Students Selected as All-State Musicians

Eight DGS Students Selected as All-State Musicians

Congratulations, DGS student-musicians! ROW 1 (l-r): Samantha Guagliardo ROW 2 (l-r): Samantha Selakovich, Adrian Trujillo, Matt McKeney, Stefan Tambik, Peter Burrows, Diana Kwak

Eight student musicians from South High School in Downers Grove have been selected through competitive audition to participate in the 2018-2019 Illinois Music Education Association All-State Bands, Orchestras, and Choirs. The auditions took place on October 2, 2018, at Carl Sandburg High School. Chorus students have been placed into Honors or All-State Ensembles based on their district auditions and call-backs. Instrumental students will audition again in January while in Peoria for placement in either Honors or All-State Ensembles. 

“Earning a spot as an All-State musician is the pinnacle of performance success for a high school performer in Illinois,” said Fine Arts Department Chairman Glenn Williams. "The long term performance success of these student musicians can be attributed to families, private teachers, and sender school music teachers. South High School is proud of these students for their diligence and commitment to musical excellence and is pleased to have them represent our school, our district and our community as musical ambassadors at the IMEC this coming January in Peoria."

The All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra will convene for a series of rehearsals in Peoria, Ill., January 23-26, 2019. Their concerts will be held at the Peoria Civic Center on the afternoon of January 26, 2019.

Samantha Guagliardo (12) - Euphonium

Peter Burrows (11) - Tenor I
Diana Kwak (10) - Soprano II
Matt McKenney (12) - Bass II
Samantha Selakovich (12) - Alto II
Stefan Tambik (11) - Tenor II
Adrian Trujillo (12) - Bass II

Therese Malinowski (11) - Cello